Some TISD students playing 'choking game'

Some TISD students playing 'choking game'

POSTED: Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 11:21am

UPDATED: Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 11:28am

Tyler - Tyler ISD held a press conference this morning to address a growing problem with some of its students.

Executive Director of Student Services Jeff Collum says students are becoming involved in a 'choking game'. Collum says kids either choke themselves or other to get a high, but are really killing brain cells.

The conference was called because students within the school have reported 10 to 12 incidents this year so far. School officials want parents to be more aware of the situation and will be sending letter out today to parents.

KETK will bring you more details on this story as they become available.

See the full report in the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.

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